American Yorktown aircraft carrier shortly after commissioning

Yorktown aircraft carrier

The American Yorktown aircraft carrier (USS Yorktown, CV-10) shortly after commissioning. April 27, 1943.

 The Yorktown aircraft carrier is named after the Yorktown CV-5 aircraft carrier that sank on June 7, 1942 after the Battle of Midway.
 “Yorktown” aircraft carrier entered service on April 15, 1943, participated in many battles in the Pacific theater of operations, received 11 combat stars.
After the war, “Yorktown” aircraft carrier repeatedly modernized, participated in the war in Vietnam. June 27, 1970 removed from combat fleet, decommissioned June 1, 1973. From November 13, 1975 – a floating museum in the city of Charleston (South Carolina, USA).

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